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How Do I Reduce bustline?

Joan5424 | Posted in Fitting on

How do I reduce a bodice to fit an A cup?  I’m in the process of making a muslin for a top (Simplicity 7219) that has bust darts and front darts that run from bust to hem.  There’s too much fabric in the bust area.  Please help!

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  1. sanderson | | #1

    If you release the darts (open them) you can remark them taking smaller "pleats" and take off the excess fabric in the seamlines.  To remark the darts find the bust point and plan the dart to end within a half inch or so of that point, the more fitted you want the bodice to be the closer to the point the darts should be.  My hardest fitting area when going smaller from larger is getting the distance right from the lower edge of the neck to the middle of the arm opening and then up to the top of the shoulder.  It seems for me that if I can get this area to look right, the rest of the fitting falls into place.  Good luck.

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